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Harrogate Bridge Club

27 Robert Street
Harrogate
HG1 1HP

01423 568110 (playing hours only)

harrogatebridgeclub@btconnect.com

       

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Welcome to Harrogate Bridge Club
Andrew Robson's Yorkshire Tour


Friday 27th September

We are very excited to announce that as part of a 3 club Yorkshire tour, Andrew Robson is coming to Harrogate on Friday 27th September.   We have arranged for him to present a full day of tuition and play at Oakdale Golf Club.  Andrew is an expert at ensuring that those of all playing standards are accommodated in the tutorials so please come along.  You do not need a partner to attend.  We are expecting demand to be high so book early to avoid disappointment.

For the full details, including seminars at York and Wetherby, and to book click here.

Mentoring


Mentoring

We would like to offer help to any pairs who are keen to improve their bridge and would be interested in discussing, with a more experienced player, any problems encountered in bidding or play.
None of us have all the answers but some of the more experienced players would like to offer help to any aspirational pairs who are aiming to compete in stronger sessions both in the club and in outside events.
One of the best ways for any of us to improve our bridge is to play against strong opposition.
If you feel you would benefit from help we would offer you a mentor who you could email, phone or arrange to meet in person to discuss anything at all that is causing you problems. You could also ask them to watch you play and give advice at the end of the session.

If you would like to discuss this further or possibly ask for a mentor please contact Janet Latham on 01423 879438, 07543 822638, or tedjan12@hotmail.com

Ground Floor Redecoration

 

After Thursday 13th June we will redecorate and refurbish the ground floor. This is the first major work on this floor since 2012.
 
We will play on the first floor and also have two tables on the top floor for social games.  There will be no hot drinks or biscuits but soft drinks will be available in paper cups instead.
 
The work should take about four weeks. The earliest date for reopening is Monday 15th July. During this period please don’t park at the back in daytime on weekdays. We apologise for any inconvenience.

   Stan Robertson

Welcome


We are a welcoming and friendly bridge club catering for players of all standards.  We run seven pairs sessions per week. Master points are awarded.  We also have classes for beginners and intermediates, and occasional instruction on specific topics.

For the more competitive players we have three teams in the Yorkshire Sunday League.   Many of our players also group together to make teams of four that play in the Harrogate and District Bridge League against more local opposition.

Harrogate Bridge Club is located in the centre of this beautiful spa town.  The club has its own private licensed premises and is well established with over 250 members. 

Visiting pairs are always made welcome.

Chairman's Blog
Rob will be sending out a "Chairman's Blog" each month with what's happening at the club. 
For the latest edition  30th May click here
Previous blogs can be found in the Chairman's Blogs panel in the lefthand set of menus.
Club Director Training Course

Once again, by popular demand, the YCBA  are running a Club Tournament Director Training Course with Jim Edwards & James Carpenter, to be held at York Bridge Club, The Green, Acomb, York YO26 5FG.

This is supported by the YCBA Bridge Development so the entry is FREE.

The course will run on 3 consecutive Saturdays, the 17th, 24th & 31st August, starting at 10.00am and finishing at 5.00pm with a break for lunch. Tea and coffee will be provided but attendees will be responsible for their own food.

If you wish to attend please contact:  Jim Edwards at TD@ycba.co.uk

Master Point Promotions


Congratulations to the following members who have recently earned Master Point promotions.

* Denotes first time promotion

Sue Batcup   Local Master
Lyn Aldous   Master
Julie Robinson   Club Master
11 June 2024

 

Competitions Latest


New Competitions for 2024-25

The committee has decided to introduce some new competitions starting in April.  They will be in addition to the current format.

  • Wednesday evenings an additional trophy
  • The most improved player based on NGS
  • The Mens, Ladies and Mixed pairs competitions will have an additional prize for the best pair based on a handicap.

For full competition details for 2024-25, including dates, click on the tab in the lefthand menu.

Bridge Club Sessions


Schedule

  Morning Afternoon Evening
   Monday   
10.00am Lessons - Improvers
from 25th September 2023


1.15pm Duplicate   7.15pm Duplicate

Tuesday



 
1.00pm Duplicate 
Wednesday  
7.15pm Duplicate

 
Thursday
10.00am Lessons - Beginners
from 28th September 2023


1.15pm Gentle Duplicate

7.15pm Duplicate

 

Friday

 

 


1.15pm Duplicate


 

 

Upcoming Events
Upcoming Events

YCBA
For details on all YCBA events click here.

For EBU events click here.

EBU Rule Changes 2023

From 7th August 2023

The EBU has introduced some new alerting, announcing and bidding rules.
 

The content of these books applies to all events held on or after 7th August 2023. Please be tolerant of players who don’t get all the updated procedures exactly right straight away – it’s meant to be an exercise in informing your opponents of your methods, not an excuse for trying to get one over on them!

Best Behaviour at Bridge


The committee would like to take this opportunity to remind players that 'Best Behaviour at Bridge' must be adhered to at all times.  This is essential to ensure that all our members enjoy their games of bridge.  Please take the time to read the new 'Best Behaviour at Bridge' statement from the EBU.  Click here to go to the tab.

Rob Cave
Chairman

Ventilation

 The club uses air purifiers with HEPA filters to provide clean air in playing rooms.

Gentle Duplicate



Thursday afternoons @ 1:15pm

Come with or without a partner

Calendar
Mon 24th Jun 2024
Duplicate Pairs (Aft)
HBC
13:00 for 13:15 start
Mon 24th Jun 2024
Duplicate Pairs (Eve)
HBC
19:00 for 19:15 start
Tue 25th Jun 2024
Duplicate Pairs
HBC
12:45 for 13:00 start
Wed 26th Jun 2024
Duplicate Pairs
HBC
19:00 for 19:15 start
Thu 27th Jun 2024
Gentle Duplicate (Aft)
HBC
13:00 for 13:15 start
Thu 27th Jun 2024
Duplicate Pairs (Eve)
HBC
19:00 for 19:15 start
Fri 28th Jun 2024
Duplicate Pairs (Aft)
HBC
13:00 for 13:15 start
Results
Duplicate Pairs (Aft)
HBC
Gentle Duplicate (Aft)
HBC
Duplicate Pairs (Eve)
HBC
Duplicate Pairs
HBC
Duplicate Pairs
HBC
Duplicate Pairs (Aft)
HBC
Duplicate Pairs (Eve)
HBC